Memorial Day Veggie Skewers

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Memorial Day Veggie Skewers

Memorial Day Veggie Skewers

Brianne Williams, RD, LD

Ingredients:

  • 10-15 bamboo skewers
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • Gallon size lip lock bags
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped into chucks and divided
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Additional desired herbs such as mint, cilantro, basil (optional)

Method:

Soak 10-15 bamboo skewers in water for about a half hour.  Parboil the sweet potato and carrots to soften, then cut into bite size chunks.  Wash and slice zucchini, yellow squash, 1/2 onion, and bell pepper into bite sized chunks and separate into gallon size zip lock bags with cherry tomatoes.

Place ingredients for marinade in blender: lemon juice, garlic, ½ onion, olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs.  Blend until mixed well.  Drizzle over vegetables and let marinate for at least an hour.

Heat grill and slide marinated veggies onto skewers.  Place veggie skewers on grill and cook about 10 minutes or until desired tenderness.

 

Happy Memorial Day!

 

Variations:

-Eliminate green bell peppers and cherry tomatoes to enjoy on The Myers Way.

- Can add chicken, shrimp, or beef cubes as well.

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